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Regaining Your Vision with Advanced Keratoconus Surgery at The Eye Foundation.

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that causes the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, to thin and bulge outward. This can lead to a range of vision problems, including blurry vision, double vision, and sensitivity to light. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see an eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Keratoconus surgery is an effective treatment option for patients with moderate to severe keratoconus. It can help to halt the progression of the disease and improve vision.

What is Keratoconus Surgery?

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Keratoconus surgery is a procedure that strengthens or reshapes the cornea to improve vision. There are several different types of keratoconus surgery, including:

  • Corneal crosslinking (CXL): This procedure uses ultraviolet (UV) light to strengthen the collagen fibers in the cornea. This can help to slow or stop the progression of keratoconus.
  • Intracorneal ring segments (ICRS): These are small, plastic rings that are inserted into the cornea to help reshape it. ICRSs can be an effective treatment for mild to moderate keratoconus.
  • Corneal transplant: This is a more invasive surgery that is only necessary for patients with severe keratoconus. A corneal transplant involves replacing the damaged cornea with a healthy cornea from a donor.

Who is a Candidate for Keratoconus Surgery?

Keratoconus surgery is not right for everyone. The best candidates for surgery are patients who have:

  • Moderate to severe keratoconus
  • Vision that is not correctable with glasses or contact lenses
  • A stable keratoconus condition

What to Expect from Keratoconus Surgery

Keratoconus surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means that you will be able to go home the same day. The type of surgery you have will determine the recovery time. CXL and ICRS typically have a short recovery time, while corneal transplants have a longer recovery time.

Benefits of Keratoconus Surgery

Keratoconus surgery can provide several benefits, including:

  • Improved vision
  • Slowed or stopped progression of keratoconus
  • Reduced need for contact lenses

The Eye Foundation: Your Trusted Partner in Keratoconus Care

At The Eye Foundation, our experienced ophthalmologists offer a wide range of keratoconus treatment options, including surgery. We have a proven track record of success in helping patients with keratoconus achieve clear vision and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Make an Appointment today for more information on Keratoconus Surgery

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